[Drosophila] Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Genetics of Sleep in Drosophila

Kyunghee Koh via dros%40net.bio.net (by kkoh from mail.med.upenn.edu)
Thu Mar 4 07:36:54 EST 2010

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Genetics of Sleep in Drosophila

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Kyunghee Koh at
the University of Pennsylvania to study the molecular genetic basis of sleep
regulation in *Drosophila*. We are interested in identifying novel genes and
neural circuits required for sleep and circadian rhythms. Sleep is an
essential, evolutionarily conserved process, and *Drosophila* sleep is an
exciting new research area with many opportunities. Highly motivated
individuals with a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D in neurobiology, genetics,
biochemistry, cell biology, and/or molecular biology and a strong
publication record are encouraged to apply. See also

To apply, please send CV, a letter describing research experience and career
goals, and contact information for three references to FlySleepLab from gmail.com

Selected publications:

Wu MN, Joiner WJ, Dean T, Yue Z, Smith CJ, Chen D, Hoshi T, Sehgal A, *Koh K
*. (2010). SLEEPLESS, a Ly-6/neurotoxin family member, regulates levels,
localization, and activity of Shaker. *Nature Neuroscience*, 13, 69-75.

*Koh K*, Joiner WJ, Wu MN, Yue Z, Smith CJ, Sehgal A. (2008). Identification
of SLEEPLESS, a novel sleep promoting factor. *Science*, 321, 372-376.

*Koh K*, Zheng X, Sehgal A. (2006). JETLAG resets the Drosophila circadian
clock by promoting light-induced degradation of TIMELESS. *Science*. 312,

*Koh K*, Evans JM, Hendricks JC, Sehgal A. (2006). A Drosophila model for
age-associated changes in sleep:wake cycles. *Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, USA*. 103, 13843-13847.

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